Atlanta’s most expensive street — Woodhaven Road NW in Tuxedo Park — has homes upward of $4 million. They are outfitted with amenities like elevators, decorative fountains and crystal-adorned chandeliers.
And compared to the five most expensive houses sold in the United States this decade, they would likely be considered guest houses.
Granted, you can buy a lot more home in Atlanta than you can in New York City or Palm Beach, Florida, but the decade’s top home sales are much, much more expensive than anything we have here.
Even Tyler Perry’s former Buckhead mansion, on the market for $21 million, doesn’t come close. If that 17-acre estate were in New York, however, it just might be on this list.
Business Insider recently broke down the top 15 most expensive home sales in the U.S. since 2010, with the four properties tied for No. 15 raking in $100 million each. Here are the top five:
No. 5: Copper Beech Farm
This 51-acre estate in Greenwich, Conn., is the only home on Business Insider’s list not in California, Florida or New York. The estate was originally listed for $190 million in May 2013, but the price was reduced twice before it sold for $120 million in 2014.
No. 4: Blossom Way
Hedge funder Ken Griffin bought four oceanfront properties in Palm Beach, Fla., in 2013 for $129.6 million. He now owns all the properties on Blossom Way, and has demolished many of the homes he bought. The Real Deal speculated he might be planning to build a mansion on the land.
No. 3: Further Lanes
This 18-acre estate in East Hampton, N.Y., sold for $137 million in 2014. Until this year, it was the most expensive home ever sold in the U.S. The house was designed by Christopher Browne and Andrew Gordon and bought by Barry Rosenstein, managing partner and co-portfolio manager at hedge fund Jana Partners.
No. 2: Chartwell Estate
This historical Bel Air, Calif., home sits on 10 acres and has 26 rooms, a 75-foot swimming pool and an underground tunnel. Famously known as the Clampett mansion from “The Beverly Hillbillies” television show, the estate was purchased by Rupert Murdoch’s son Lachlan earlier this month for $150 million.
No. 1: Central Park South
A tiny apartment in New York is often too expensive for many people, so you know the cost of a four-story penthouse is astronomical. The penthouse atop 220 Central Park South in Manhattan is Ken Griffin’s second home on this list. The 23,000-square-foot home encompasses floors 50 through 53 atop the building, and cost Griffin $238 million.
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